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Coffee Can’t Help Me

Posted in food on June 9, 2011 by hangingbridge

Coffee has turned into one of my security blankets the same way other people see their coffee. People say they can’t wake up or start working without having their daily intake of caffeine. They need the smell and the taste of coffee in their system.

I love coffee basically because of the way it taste. And somehow, it picks me but maybe this is all just psychological crap on my part. It really doesn’t do much to me just the same way as water does.

I don’t easily palpitate with coffee. In fact, I haven’t palpitated by drinking coffee.

I started drinking coffee when I was in fourth grade. My father started to prepare half cup of coffee for my sister and me. It was him that started our addiction… ehem… our love for coffee. Ironically, my father is not a coffee drinker. He’d rather have hot tea or warm water. I think he just saw the need for us to have coffee at such an early age because it was so hard for us to wake up early in the morning.

My sister and I are so sluggish that my father had to say everything in a booming voice every morning so that we could pay attention. I think it’s tiring for him to do that all the time, hence, he saw it fit to have reinforcements like coffee.

But right now, I feel that coffee won’t do me any good.  It’s not an energy drink.  There’s not enough caffeine in one cup that could pump my adrenaline in order to pay attention at work today.

Ugh! It is really hard when you’re running out of energy.  I haven’t been listening to my students enough to understand what they were trying to tell me in class.

You can never rely on coffee to help you do a good job most of the time.


Soup Diet

Posted in food on January 14, 2011 by hangingbridge

I don’t know if there’s such a thing but I have resorted to this regimen after giving birth.  Initially, my pregnant weight was 156 lbs.  One month after giving birth, I became 136 lbs. 

I resorted to liquid to soft diet for a number of days hoping that I produce a lot of breastmilk and maybe help me lose weight in the process.  I developed a tummy ache in the process.  Everyone was also telling me that I need something solid in my meals.  I ate some meat but I was wary about eating rice.

Right now, I still have 16 lbs to lose to get back to my pre-pregnant weight. 

Macau Soup with slices of boiled eggs


Onion Soup with Bread (very aromatic)

Creamy Tomato Soup


Cheesy Tomato Soup

Parada ng Lechon in Bacolod

Posted in food on January 9, 2011 by hangingbridge

So I’m watching the news right now and they’re going to feature the parade of roasted pig in Bacolod any minute now. 

Somehow, the saying “don’t play with your food” comes to mind when I saw what they did to the poor pigs, slaughtered cooked and now dressed ludricously. 

I somehow find the practice in poor taste.  Isn’t this a form of cruelty to animals?  I am now  not a vegan and I eat pork most of the time.  But I don’t find any reason for me to further aggravate their species by parading them all dead and looking ridiculous.  While for our species, we even give a ceremony for the dead and give the utmost respect before they permanently leave.

In Balayan Batangas, there is also a similar parade that started in 1940’s as a form of thanksgiving.  Even if it is for a good intention why these practices are done in my country, I don’t see any appropriateness of dressing them up. 

I love lechon but having to display the severed head of a roasted suckling pig on the table is very distasteful in my opinion.  Just thinking of its morbidity is very disturbing to me.

Jollibee Dinner

Posted in food on January 8, 2011 by hangingbridge

I have been craving for Jollibee Yum With TLC for two straight days.  And tonight, I have gotten my wish after calling Jollibee delivery.  I got even more than what I wanted.  I was able to have fries, pineapple juice and spaghetti too.  We all know how these taste like.  But to someone who has been deprived somehow of burgers for a while now, this tray is the most satisfying of all. 

I have been in my soup diet for more than a month with occasional solid foods in between.  But for the past two days, I have been craving salty junk food and fast food.  I have already eaten my first instant cup noodles since early last year. 

I introduced Jollibee Yum With TLC to my boyfriend early last year and after that, he frequents the nearby Jollibee branch to buy it.  Too bad, I was on a diet for a long time now so I couldn’t get a hold of one.  Kudos to my talent to restrain myself from something within reach. 

This tray will last me for the next month or so before I buy myself another set of these.

Popcorn Snack At Last

Posted in food on November 22, 2010 by hangingbridge

I’ve been craving for micrawaved buttered popcorn for months but no one would like to buy me from the grocery since everyone says it’s too salty and I’m supposed to refrain from too much salty food.  (note: regular junk food have 180 mg or less of sodium content while microwaved popcorn have 300 mg or more per serving)  

Last Saturday, we passed by a stack of Chef Tony’s popcorn.  I asked if there were savory-flavored popcorn because all I could see were sweet flavors.  They handed me the parmesan-flavored and the cheddar-flavored popcorn.  I got the big tumbler of cheddar-flavored with me.  After realizing that it has no information regarding the calorie or sodium content whatsoever on it, I happily purchased it along with some of the packs my mom wanted. 

And so, I am now enjoying my cheddar-flavored popcorn at last.  It isn’t as good as the warm microwaved cheese popcorn that we’re used too.  The sweet and salty mix of Chef Tony is a different popcorn experience.  Good thing I’m not that impressed with the taste because I wouldn’t be able to afford a popcorn this expensive (which is probably due to the packaging).

cheddar-flavored... I recommend it for everyone

Gab at Age 2

Posted in family, food on November 15, 2010 by hangingbridge

My nephew has been attending playschool nearby.  He has been learning a lot of things.  I’m already amazed that he could already spell his name and read some 3-letter word.  He can even spell the word “green”.  He can even count to twenty already.  I’m not sure if it’s the i-Touch educational programs installed by his momma that he keeps playing over and over again.  I’m so proud of him like he was my own. 

Here are some of the projects he brought home:

He "prepared" himself a small bowl of spaghetti at school.


I ruined his witch cupcake 😦 I'm sorry Gab!

He brought home this cupcake where in there’s a green icing making up a witch’s face, a flat cookie and hershey’s kisses made up it’s hat.  Gab, according to the note, assembled the face and the hat over the already-baked cup of chocolate cake.  I asked his mom if I could eat some.  And before I knew it, I ruined the whole thing before remembering that I’m supposed to take a picture of it yet.  Therefore, this ruined cup of cake was the only thing left.  It was a cute project, take my word for it. 

If Gabino doesn't stop bringing home this goodies from school, you would think he enrolled in a cooking school.


Halloween decorated paper bag


Now, that looks like the work of a two year old.  🙂

Breakfast: Mongo Bread and Hot Chocolate

Posted in food on November 14, 2010 by hangingbridge

Besides buttered toast and coffee, I also would like to suggest a slice of mongo bread served with Pan De Manila’s hot chocolate mix. 

There was one time before that I was able to finish a whole loaf of mongo bread while watching television at home.  Maybe, I’ve mistaken it for chips somehow.  I’m not a fan of the mongo preparation in which it is served as a viand with rice.  I only eat it when I don’t have any other choice.  Sometimes, I eat the bitter leafy greens and deliberately avoiding the smashed mongo beans.

But it is another thing when it is served in soft slices of bread.  It’s not too sweet for breakfast at all.

For breakfast: mongo bread and hot chocolate